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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction

Date: August 12, 2024
August 16, 2024

Registration is now open.

Interested in getting into the solar field? This week-long workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of solar energy, types of solar energy systems, system sizing principles, and the electrical and mechanical design of photovoltaic arrays. This workshop includes site visits to installed systems on the campus of Appalachian State.

The course will focus on the key competencies addressed in the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate PV exam and includes the registration cost of the exam, which you can schedule at your convenience. Upon passing, you will receive the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Certification. The NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Program is designed for individuals wanting to get into the solar field, and is a way to demonstrate achievement of a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems. Click here for more information on the NABCEP Associate Program.

Overnight accomodations are not included in the course fee. Participants will need to make their own hotel arrangements. 

Breakfast and lunch costs are included in the course fee. 

 Early Registration Cost: $1,500 *

*Cost after July 19: $1,750

Students, staff and faculty in UNC System Early Registration Cost: $800**

**Student Cost after July 19: $900

Considering registration for a group of four or more? Group discounts available. Also, individual discounts are available for employees in government and non-profit organizations. Contact James Sharp at

Class is limited to 30 participants. 

You may cancel your registration two weeks before class starts for a refund minus a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds after July 29,  2024. In certain cases, we will issue a full credit for a future class.

Location: Appalachian State University Campus. Parking will be at Rivers Street Parking Deck, the gate for the parking deck will be open.
Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Participants will receive a daily per diem for breakfast and lunch on campus.

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 24 hours for the NCBEEC, 37 PDH, 37 LU|HSW                                
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Note: Course materials will be provided electronically.

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